Selecting Black Tea Blends
Enjoy Flavorful, Quality Black Tea Blends
Black tea has become a favorite beverage of people around the globe. Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that a number of people are searching for the best black tea blend they can find.
From the outset, the best blends are derived from leaves that have been harvested by hand. Pickers choose the most tender, youngest buds in order to ensure the highest quality tea.
A high-quality tea blend offers subtle flavor, an enticing aroma, vibrant color, and a full body. In other words, it’s a blend that is truly memorable. Once you’ve tried such a blend, you’ll never want to sample an inferior blend again.
An Exotic Array of Flavors
If you have a flair for the dramatic, you might want to consider sampling some Kashmiri Chai. This spiced, loose-leaf tea is derived from the Northern India Himalayas. The tea is usually served with cream and honey to produce an incredibly rich flavor.
You can purchase a four ounce tin, which provides 50 servings, or a one-pound bulk order offering 200 servings. When you buy in bulk, you can purchase a fine blend of tea for literally pennies per cup.
Another tea blend you might want to try is Nepalese Afternoon Tea. This tea is found at the base of Mount Everest in the Himalayan country of Nepal. If you like the idea of a tea that blends hints of lotus, honey, and sandalwood, chances are you’ll enjoy Nepalese Afternoon Tea.
For a subtle alternative, consider Rose Tea. Known for being exceedingly rich, Rose Tea is a loose-leaf black tea that has been sprinkled with rose petals. As a result, it’s a tea that is known for its light, floral taste and exquisite floral scent. It’s also the type of tea that can be easily served hot or iced.
The Rich and the Classic
If you’re intrigued by the idea of a particularly rich tea, consider Sinharaja, a tea derived from dark, loose leaves grown in the Ceylon hill country. Distinguished by its caramelized finish, Sinharaja is known for its molasses-like consistency. Best served with sugar and cream, Sinharaja can keep you warm and toasty on a cold winter’s night.
For a classic, smooth taste, you might want to try a blend of Earl Grey. The blend is named for the 19th century British Prime Minister, Earl Grey, who had dealings with a Chinese tea trader. Known for calming the worried soul, Earl Grey offers tea drinkers a subtle mix of bergamot and lavender. You’ll want to try a high-quality loose leaf version that boasts a number of buds or tips for maximum quality.
A Range of Teas for a Range of Emotions
It may just be that you’ll find that which type of tea blend you like depends upon what kind of mood you’re in. That’s the marvelous thing about black tea—it comes in a dizzying array of varieties.
Once you’ve begun the black tea habit, chances are that your cupboard will quickly become filled with different blends of tea.
In order to find teas that really suit you, you might have to sample a large number of teas. It is through such taste-testing that you’ll discover the amazing range of black teas that are currently on the market. And it’s likely that you’ll come to appreciate the many different facets of this impressive beverage.
In the end, the best black tea blends are those that suit you best. Even novice tea connoisseurs quickly learn what they do and don’t like in a brew. However, the more tea blends you try, the more
This article was written by Marcus Stout who is president of the Golden Moon Tea Company. For more information visit to www.GoldenMoonTea.com
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